Axon announced that the Chicago Police Department has finalized an agency-wide deployment of body-worn cameras with the recent purchase of 400 Axon Body 2 cameras. The most recent order was received in the fourth quarter of 2017 and will continue to ship through the first quarter of 2018.
The Chicago PD began equipping officers with Axon Body 2 cameras in 2015. The agency has now deployed around 7,000 cameras backed by Axon's digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com.
“The use of body-worn cameras by our entire agency is a huge step towards increasing public safety and accountability in our city,” says Chicago Police's Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “The seamless integration of body camera footage onto the Evidence.com cloud platform makes it easy for us to get to the truth of a situation quickly and efficiently.”
“It's great to see an agency the size of the Chicago Police Department realize the value in fully adopting our body-worn camera technology,” says Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith. “By being fully integrated on the Axon network, officers have the ability to seamlessly and securely manage data, allowing them to spend less time at their desks, and more time in their communities.”